She began her career in the public sector ten years ago working for the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, within their education team. She managed their joint education programme with English Heritage, Engaging Places, a teaching resource for learning through buildings and places. Lydia went on to work in community engagement in a museum setting, before becoming the curator of a historic house in Surrey.
Lydia is now the Head of Culture at the London Borough of Bromley and leads on cultural and regeneration programmes, including the new regeneration plan for the historic and well-loved Crystal Palace Park. She is passionate about making great places, and the importance of cultural heritage and the historic environment within sustainable and high quality regeneration.
Lydia lives in East Sussex and has a particular interest in historic house interiors, their conservation and their reinterpretation.